Ukraine could give up territory to secure peace with Russia, a senior cleric has prompt.
Rt Rev Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds, made the promises in a paper published yesterday, writing that the all round aim of western allies ‘remains unclear’ and Vladimir Putin might be certain to return land in return for easing sanctions
He additional: ‘Is the goal to punish Russia or to alter Russia’s conduct or even its regime?
‘The lack of clarity generates ambiguity, invites mission creep and dangers strategic miscalculation.’
Rt Rev Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds, produced the promises in a paper revealed yesterday
He also warned that ‘imposing punitive measures which influence all Russians, whatever their perspective, hazards provoking resentment and fuelling nationalism.’
In response, the Church of England explained that this was not its ‘view’ and ‘the territorial integrity of Ukraine is with out question’.
A spokesman informed the Telegraph: ‘This is not policy. This is a dialogue paper for Synod that notes prospective long-term eventualities highlighted in some quarters with regards to Ukraine.
‘The territorial integrity of Ukraine is with out issue. As the paper says clearly, the very long-time period purpose should be that Ukraine controls all its territory.’
The Church of England beforehand courted controversy when the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called the UK’s asylum strategy to send migrants to Rwanda ‘ungodly’ in his Easter sermon.
The Church of England earlier courted controversy when the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby termed the UK’s asylum program to deliver migrants to Rwanda ‘ungodly’ in his Easter sermon
It will come as Boris Johnson warned Nato allies it would be a ‘disaster’ to force Ukraine into accepting a ‘bad peace’ offer that would see swathes of territory surrendered to Putin.
The Prime Minister explained there is tiny hope of sending the Navy to rescue grain from the Russian president’s blockade as he established sights on talks with Turkey to protect against famine being a consequence of the invasion.
There are issues in Kyiv that Germany and France will drive President Volodymyr Zelensky to take a ceasefire offer that would see him concede land to Moscow.
Boris Johnson warned Nato allies it would be a ‘disaster’ to strain Ukraine into accepting a ‘bad peace’ offer that would see swathes of territory surrendered to Putin
There are problems in Kyiv that Germany and France will drive President Volodymyr Zelensky to settle for a ceasefire deal that would see him concede land to Moscow
Mr Johnson, who is at a summit of Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda prior to talks with G7 and Nato allies in Europe in the coming days, warned there is ‘no query there is a good deal of Ukraine fatigue now in the world’.
‘But I think they are likely to get. I know they are going to win. It is their country. They are fighting for it desperately difficult,’ he instructed reporters travelling with him in Kigali.
‘But they will need to be appropriately supported. So, my information to colleagues at the G7 and at Nato in individual is going to be now is not the time to settle and encourage the Ukrainians to settle for a bad peace, for a peace by which they are invited to give up chunks of their territory in return for a ceasefire.
‘I assume that would be a catastrophe. It would be a induce for even more escalation by Putin anytime he required. That would do substantially further financial damage to the planet.’